General purpose AC induction motors (also called squirrel cage motors) are widely used to power pumps, blowers, conveyors and other industrial machinery. Models are available in a variety of NEMA frame and mounting styles, with capabilities for 1-phase or 3-phase operation.
Matching the AC motor to the application
General Purpose, Single-Phase (NEMA Service Factor) Drip-proof Motors.
Typical applications include machine tools, conveyors, packaging machines, batching machines, food and beverage equipment, pumps and fans.
Designed for applications requiring high starting torque and moderate starting current. Used to power agitators, augers, compressors, conveyors, feeders, hay hoists, grinders, blowers and other farm equipment. Used in General Purpose applications for heavier materials and applications. Farm Duty motors have cast iron end bells with rolled steel bodies.
IronHorse electric motors are manufactured by a leading motor supplier with over 20 years of experience delivering high-quality industrial electric motors to the demanding U.S. market.
IronHorse rolled steel AC motor prices start at
MTCP2 Premium-Efficiency Cast-Iron Three-Phase AC Motors
Washdown motors are designed for use in food and beverage processing or other applications where motors are frequently exposed to moisture, humidity, certain chemicals or other washdown environments (not rated for direct contact with food).
*Shipped standard ground or LTL (see Shipping Options for complete details and restrictions).
Guidelines for choosing an Ironhorse general purpose motor vs. an inverter-duty motor are available below. If your application falls within the guidelines, there is no need to apply an inverter-duty motor.
General purpose AC induction motors can be run with drives in many applications; however inverter-duty AC motors are designed to handle much lower speeds without overheating and they are capable of withstanding higher voltage spikes without their insulation failing.